There are many great accounts to follow on Twitter for data visualisation, real-time data analysis and information on development trends and world events. Data visualisations are a useful tool for generating lines of inquiry on a topic and finding inspiration online is easy.
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Our World in Data, creators of the SDG-Tracker resources do a fantastic job of mapping and visualising global development data.
How the world became urban.— Our World in Data (@OurWorldInData) October 3, 2018
1950: most people lived in rural areas
2007: global urban population = rural population
2050 (projected): urban populations dominant in almost all countries
We recently published our new entry on Urbanization: https://t.co/9eWtHQ9pUl pic.twitter.com/1Sj8L9ZVr3
Simon Kuestenmacher of the Demographics Group in Melbourne gathers and shares data visualisations from across the internet.
#Map compares 35 huge cities in #China with national economies around the globe. Massive urban markets in China. Be honest, how many of these cities did you actually know about? Source: https://t.co/aoaOZRPydR pic.twitter.com/qQeQYKMOUj— Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) February 2, 2018
Follow the #Factfulness hashtag to find more like-minded souls!
"Please return your brain for a free upgrade." #Factfulness is packed full of great stories, techniques & provocations for purposeful #inquiry (& ATL). Looking forward to more IB educators reading it. Using https://t.co/uxsjtWGiAf right now with Anya. #IBChat #MYPChat #EdChat pic.twitter.com/CHhlwXOBSw— Stephen 🌏 Taylor (@sjtylr) May 4, 2018
Tell a data story. Visualize a better world.— Data4SDGs (@Data4SDGs) November 5, 2018
College/graduate students: enter @googlecloud, @WorldBank, @unfoundation, @Data4SDGs' #Visualize2030 data storytelling contest by Nov 16 to help world leaders achieve #SDGs (+ you can win amazing prizes!). https://t.co/PBBvN8uAvx pic.twitter.com/g5rXOxMkw3
A rock star of the #datavis world, David McCandless's "Information is Beautiful" presents accessible, interactive and referenced visualisations of global issues, complex topics and big numbers. One key to successful datavis is making the hard-to-conceptualise visible.
Now it's Amazon's turn, after Apple, to hit $1 trillion dollar stock value. But what is a trillion dollars? Some visual context. https://t.co/6zkhvYLICz #iib pic.twitter.com/99TIfOgAV9— Information is Beautiful (@infobeautiful) September 5, 2018
The Charity Navigator site compiles transparency data for many charities, mostly in the US. This can be useful if you are finding out who is working on a global issue, and out of the many available charities, who might be the most reliable to connect with.
Just because it's pink this season, is it really supporting #BreastCancerAwareness? Here's how to find out. https://t.co/bTDGeQUwVt pic.twitter.com/o64lyaOGes— Charity Navigator (@CharityNav) October 9, 2018
Friday #Factfulness: Visualising populations on the map with https://t.co/hC8jLW2GUl Where is the population growing? How does it compare to 1990? #EdTech #populations @Gapminder pic.twitter.com/VnGfCzaMLX— Stephen 🌏 Taylor (@sjtylr) December 7, 2018